Monday, August 4, 2014

DIY Lemonade Stand

I have been promising my daughter that I would make her a lemonade stand for a year now.  Yeah, I know that I am not getting the mom of the year award but maybe I will get nominated for a better late than never award.  When I found out our church was having a yard sale, it gave me the incentive I needed to get my rear in gear.

I just needed to scour the internet for inspiration or better yet a full out tutorial!

Here are some inspirations:

Source:  Lil' Luna Blog
 
Source:  girl Inspired
 
I followed this tutorial from girl Inspired.  Of course I altered it a bit. 
 
I started out using some old fence from my sister.  Since that was free, I only paid for L-brackets, 2 pieces of wood, pvc pipes and connectors. 
 
 
 
I pretty much followed the instructions from girl Inspired.  The main difference is that I made basically 4 sides.  The base consists of three sides that are attached by L-brackets.  This way I can disassemble it for easy storage. 



 I used paint on hand and dry brushed it on.


As you can see from the photo below, I decided to add an awning using pvc and extra material I had on hand.  I don't like to reinvent the wheel, which means that I of course searched out a DIY tutorial.  Sorry for the pictures being grainy.  I took them with my phone.  (Forgive me.  I am not photogenic)


Did you notice that I made us matching aprons which happen to match the pennant banner I made?

 
Who wouldn't buy lemonade for this pretty girl?

 
I am so glad I finally made her lemonade stand!  I think it is pretty cool!  Love to find out what you think.  Please comment and let me know.
 
Linking up to:
Made By You Monday   Met Monday  http://www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com/2014/08/18-diy-furniture-ideas-mmm-236-block.html
 
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's been awhile

I bet you thought I dropped off the face of the earth didn't you?  Well, I wish I could say there was a good reason, but there really isn't.  Just having a major blogging slump.  I don't know about you but I just went through that period when you wonder if you should be blogging.  This blog is purely a hobby.  As you can tell, I gain no income from it.  I had to ask myself if I should be blogging.  Who am I doing it for?  You know all those deep questions;). There is the guilt that starts creeping in thinking of time spent with a blog and surfing the blogosphere.  If you are anything like me, you get sucked into clicking from one blog to another to another and so on and so on.  It gives me inspiration seeing others fabulous projects.  Thus inspiring my projects which in turn creates unnecessary work and stress.  Does any of that sound familiar to anyone?  I hope I am not alone.
So, please forgive my absence.  I am not making promises but hope to get back into 'the game' on a more regular basis than every few months!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Give me a hand!

Well ladies and gents, I had good intentions to keep the projects coming.  Then came a two week spring break.  Now, a carpel tunnel surgery on my left hand.  It was done 10 days ago.  It is amazing how much I have missed the normal use of this hand. I felt sorry for the poor nurses and anesthesiologist.  Because of my issue with lymphedema from breast cancer, my right arm was off limits for an IV.  Since the left was being operated on, that one was out.  I guess it isn't every day that they get to try to start an IV in the foot.  My poor tootsies were poked and prodded.  The anesthesiologist said he would give the foot one more try before taking a stab at my neck for the IV.  Thankfully, the surgeon came in and told him he could go ahead and use my left arm and they would just alter the nerve block method they were going to use.  I walked out after the surgery with my hand bandaged and about 5 band-aids on my feet.  I am pretty sure I would have made a great sprinkler for the kids if I drank a ton of water.  Ha!  Ha!

Today, I was able to get the wrapping off but stitches will not be removed for another 7 days.  So, I will still be limited to lifting only 5 pounds.  I will probably be sitting around drooling over all of your projects green with envy!  I guess I could scour my photo files to see if I have any projects that I have not shared.  But maybe not, I am finding I am entirely enjoying being lazy, I mean, limited.  Hope all of you are enjoying your spring!